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Old 09-11-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 2001 Monaco Monarch with only 6500 miles. My question is about the roll from side to side on windy roads. I have talked to several different rv dealer service departments about the problem and I got different answers as to how to cure the problem. One says I need to install Roadmaster Sway Bars on the rear, another said I need a true trac system and the other said I needed to have rear air bags installed. Can anyone tell me which one I really need?
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I just purchased a 2001 Monaco Monarch with only 6500 miles. My question is about the roll from side to side on windy roads. I have talked to several different rv dealer service departments about the problem and I got different answers as to how to cure the problem. One says I need to install Roadmaster Sway Bars on the rear, another said I need a true trac system and the other said I needed to have rear air bags installed. Can anyone tell me which one I really need?
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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Ken, what chassis do you have?
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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My 2004 GulfStream Sunvoyager on the ford F-53 20,500 chassis had that problem.
Had Firestone Air Ride installed front and rear, adjustable separately, and that corrected the problem. Rear or front bars will correct "Tail-wag" and steering.

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I have the FORD F-53 20.500 chasis.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:50 PM   #6
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You need a rear track bar. I'm not sure if a 2001 has a front track bar but if does not, get that also. These items will make a big difference in ride and handling and make your coach much safer to drive.
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Old 09-13-2008, 02:43 AM   #7
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Ken, you can order the Firestone Air Ride direct,if you or a friend are "auto handy",
and install yourself.
I had mine installed by a trailer/iron works locally, and have never regreted the $1600 price tag. All the difference in the world.

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:28 AM   #8
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I bought a 2003 Monarch from a private party. It had the trac bar on the front but I would still get a lot of roll in a turn or in the wind. I installed (myself) Firestone air bags on all four and it is now steady as a rock. I also installed Koni shocks all around and it made all the difference in the world in the ride. I only had 22000 miles when I changed the shocks and three of the four were absolutely shot.
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